1. avatar Gripper Magee
    I can get them online of course but I want them now!
  2. avatar thebatgranny
    Try Richer Sounds in Smithfield, they might still do them.
  3. avatar Amz
    You sure currys dont do them anymore?

    Failing that (i'm guessing), but that wee electrical shop on Great Victoria Street might have some.
  4. avatar judemcc
    If you only need a few I can give you five blank ones for nothing if it'll help you out.
  5. avatar donkeymagician
    in the past :-D
  6. avatar Rich9
    i got a 10 pack off ebay for like 3p recently
  7. avatar unplugged
    have you tried argos
  8. avatar Gripper Magee
    Argos, Curries etc have all moved on.

    Oldschool in the past whatever but they sound great and are still industry standard for Theatre cues.

    Managed to get some in Richer Sounds even though they're 99p each.

    Cheers for the replies.
  9. avatar TheJebs
    TBH you can get them still in Sainsburys and Tescos, they obviously bought them in bulk, not that cheap but they are available in most of them.
    As MiniDisc are digital format they are hardly old school!!!
    They were the industry standard in theatre and are still used alot, mainly cos they are much better than CD', but software such as SCS (Sound Cue Systems) make the noise boys job alot easier.
  10. avatar Recycled Alien
    They aren't "better than CD". Audio on a CD is uncompressed. Audio on a minidisk is massacred. The data compression is much more brutal than MP3 even, with stuff "you can't hear" being thrown away.

    (Unless there's some lossless codec that I've never heard of that's used on professional discs.)
  11. avatar Gripper Magee
    I think he means they're better than CDs from a reliability point of view. I learned never to trust a CD especially if its one with sound cues on it. One specific disaster was when the dancers were left looking stupid on a stage in Monaghan because I couldn't get their backing track on CD to play. It worked in the rehearsals but Murphy's Law kicked in the minute the audience were in the room!
    MDs have never let me down.
  12. avatar Gripper Magee
    Also, The music I had on CD for a firework show in Kerry last month decided it didn't like the DJs CD player.

    D'Oh!

    Should have brought my MD player :D
  13. avatar zebulon
    [quote:636449d91e="Gripper Magee"]One specific disaster was when the dancers were left looking stupid on a stage in Monaghan because I couldn't get their backing track on CD to play. It worked in the rehearsals but Murphy's Law kicked in the minute the audience were in the room!
    MDs have never let me down.[/quote:636449d91e]
    Shoulda hired a band to do the music. Cheap technology, comin' here, takin' our jobs...
  14. avatar Gripper Magee
    If I'd known you were a deft hand at the Riverdance soundtrack I'd have hired you for sure :lol:

    Ah well, No music didn't look any different from the waist up anyway :-D
  15. avatar TheJebs
    As Gripper said much much better from a reliability point of view,
    If Alien had bothered to read my post rather than trying to be clever he would have realised I was talking about their uses in theatre. A quick look at wikipedia would show that compression rates are now on a par with uncompressed CDs, well at least with Hi-MD
    But thats irrelevant as I have never noticed anyone complaining about the stuff they can't hear!!! Ya gotta love psychoacoustics
    I gotta agree with Gripper about failing CD's
    I have had players develop intermitant heat faults just as you try to run your 1st cue, discs not read, discs read and then not play,all the usual nonsense. MiniDiscs make pausing, editing tracks all very easy and fairly idiot proof, I even have one with no access cover on it and slighty melted plastic case, and it still works, really gotta take the effects off it tho.
    Even though I now run a lappy with SCS (just one button press for the show, no level changes on desk , all so simple) I miss the reliability of MD and sometimes tour them as a backup, just to be safe lol